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New York Times, Friday, December 31, 1999

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none. Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.89 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 18,315 )
Across
1
Way out : DOOR
5
Chick ___, who played "Stompin' at the Savoy" : WEBB
9
1988 Grand Slam winner : GRAF
13
Big field : ACRE
14
Guardians of the gates of Olympus : HORAE
15
King, in Hindi : RAJA
16
Really mad : READY2KILL
18
Faisal I's land : IRAQ
19
Dragon, maybe : TATTOO
20
Barbers' needs : CLIPPERS
22
Weasel : SNEAK
23
Swiss city : BASEL
24
Ropes, e.g. : GEAR
26
Like blue chip stocks : SAFEST
31
Gossip : JAW
34
1951 N.L. Rookie of the Year : MAYS
37
Alfredo, in "La Traviata" : TENOR
38
"It was nice getting acquainted" : IMHAPPY2KNOWYOU
42
Geoffrey of fashion : BEENE
43
Comical piece : SKIT
44
Put away the dishes : ATE
45
New Hampshire's capital during the Revolution : EXETER
47
Professors' degs. : PHDS
50
Windmill parts : VANES
53
Victorious : ONTOP
57
Scandalous : SHAMEFUL
61
Chevron's place : SLEEVE
62
Parhelic circle : HALO
63
Personal trainer's comment : TRY2KEEPUP
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Company with a reptile logo : IZOD
66
Bacon piece : ESSAY
67
Bank : RELY
68
St. ___ (fine beach locale) : PETE
69
Regard : DEEM
70
Regards : SEES
Down
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Game played standing up : DARTS
2
Liner locale : OCEAN
3
Provide an address : ORATE
4
Put on sale : REDTAG
5
Frying aid : WOK
6
Susan's Emmy-winning role : ERICA
7
Start of a count : BALLS
8
Contradicts : BELIES
9
Film crew member : GRIP
10
Pink : RARE
11
Like a 1-Across, maybe : AJAR
12
On-line newsgroup features : FAQS
14
Rain, essentially : H2O
17
Bind : YOKE
21
Academy founder : PLATO
23
Not-so-joyful noises : BRAYS
25
Sound studio device : AMP
27
Oligarchical group : FEW
28
Irish pop singer : ENYA
29
Smog contributor : SOOT
30
Sincere : TRUE
31
Agree : JIBE
32
Green card issuer : AMEX
33
"This is fu-u-u-un!" : WHEE
35
Kind of bug : Y2K
36
Record problems : SKIPS
39
White ___ : ANT
40
Tick off : PEEVE
41
Like a certain one in line : NTH
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Traveled the Yellowstone River : RAFTED
48
Allotment : DOLE
49
Expressions of contempt : SNEERS
51
Don't guzzle : NURSE
52
"Family Ties" mother : ELYSE
54
Portable home : TEPEE
55
Small egg : OVULE
56
Diarist of note : PEPYS
57
Place for hands : SHIP
58
Cause of low visibility : HAZE
59
Tons : ALOT
60
Math calculation : MODE
61
What's up? : SKY
64
When D.S.T. ends : 2AM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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